Peanut butter is quite possibly the best food in the world, if you ask me – which you must have, because you’re here! It was first created in 1895 to help patients who couldn’t eat solids, and I bet they would have agreed at how wonderful this stuff really is…at least until the 20th day in a row of eating it. If you are counting carbs and love peanut butter, you probably could use some tips on low carb peanut butter snacks. Each of the snack ideas in this article are under 20 grams of carbs and pack a good protein punch to help carry you through to your next meal. Continue reading
The Gestational Diabetes Snack
Eating the right foods is not the only important part of managing gestational diabetes. We must strive to keep a steady supply of proteins and carbs throughout the day. This means having three small meals and at least two small snacks, spaced evenly all day long. Since you’re having two of them per day, your gestational diabetes snacks are pretty important in the scheme of things.
When I was first diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I was really upset with myself. I felt like I should have done more to prevent it this time around. I discovered after delivering a 9 pound, 10 ounce baby in 2010 that I had undiagnosed gestational diabetes with her. We nearly lost her from the rough delivery and her difficulty breathing afterward. I vowed to do a better job of taking care of myself this pregnancy after coming so close to tragedy last time. Continue reading